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Tool Talk

Mike Corrado on the gear that shapes the light.

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Exposure Compensation When Using i-TTL Gets Easier with the D4/D4s

Exposure compensation and flash compensation can be…

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

Tom Bol's images inspire new ways of taking a portrait photo.

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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High Speed Sync: A Flash Technique To Add a Pro Touch to Your Photographs

Kevin Kubota on auto FP high speed sync flash…

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Joe McNally: Shooting a Portrait with Speedlights

Joe McNally sets up a portrait on location using Speedlights

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

Using the technique of light painting allows you to add depth and dimension to your…

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Bright Ideas: Tips and Techniques for Photographing Jewelry

Jody Dole on photographing jewelry

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

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Setting White Balance

How do I set my camera’s white balance for different lighting situations?

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Photographing the Night Sky

Astrophotography: tips for making great images of the stars, moon and night sky time-lapse

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

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Portrait & Lighting Workshop

Nikon School hands-on workshop on portraits and lighting

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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'Shooting the Curl' Gets a Whole New Meaning

Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it.

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A Pro's Tips for the Best Children's Photos

Tamara Lackey on taking great pictures of kids

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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

Wireless off-camera lighting with Speedlights may seem like a daunting proposition at first glance, but its easier than you might think. With Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, you can easily set up a Speedlight or two (or more) and control their output right from your Nikon D-SLR camera. A pair of Speedlights and a minimal amount of effort can add a dramatic look to your images.

David Tejada is a location shooter. Mainly a corporate photography specialist, his subjects are found on job sites, industrial factory floors, executive offices and more. Using a minimum amount of gear, he’s able to create photographs that look as if the lighting were more complex than it actually was.

Bring in the Sun

Just because the natural light isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean you can't make images with dramatic lighting. David will explain how the addition of just two Speedlights, using CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gels to warm the light output, along with a cuculoris (also known as a cookie) or gobo to add a bit of a dappled effect, looks just like warm afternoon sunlight, as it passes through tree branches, and into your image. The sharpness of the shadows from the cookie is dependent on how far away the light source is from the cookie. The closer the light source to the cookie, the softer the shadows, the further the distance, the sharper the dappled shadow pattern will appear.

Watch the video, to learn how two Speedlights can provide your images with sunlight even when the sun isn’t shining.

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